Monday, February 18, 2019

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    Army reassures UN of full support after raid on humanitarian camp

Army reassures UN of full support after raid on humanitarian camp

The Nigerian army on Saturday expressed its readiness to collaborate with the United Nations (UN) humanitarian agencies to achieve the goals of the counter-insurgency campaign.Ibrahim Attahiru, the theatre commander, operation Lafiya Dole, in an interview with NAN in Maiduguri, reiterated the commitment of the army to work in synergy with UN and other development organisations to address the humanitarian crisis [...]

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    Army: Why we invaded UN building in Maiduguri

Army: Why we invaded UN building in Maiduguri

The Nigerian army has explained why some soldiers invaded a UN humanitarian camp in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, on Friday.According to an advisory to UN staff in the state, soldiers besieged the UN property at 2am to carry out a cordon and search operation.The UN said the soldiers forced their way into the building.“At about 2am early this morning, Nigeria [...]

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    North Korea vows to make US ‘pay dearly’ for new UN sanctions

North Korea vows to make US ‘pay dearly’ for new UN sanctions

North Korea has vowed to retaliate the latest round of sanctions approved by the United Nations (UN) and championed by the United States.According to a North Korean state media, Pyongyang condemned the action describing it as a "flagrant violation of its sovereignty".The UN security council had unanimously adopted new sanctions on Saturday in response to Pyongyang’s long-range ballistic missile tests [...]

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    UN sets up new fund to tackle north-east humanitarian crisis

UN sets up new fund to tackle north-east humanitarian crisis

The United Nations has set up a new fund, Nigeria humanitarian fund (NHF), to tackle the humanitarian crisis in the north-east, caused by the destructive activities of the Boko Haram insurgents.The UN said the fund has also allocated more than $10.5 million to help thousands of women, children and men in need of life-saving humanitarian assistance."The fund plays a vital [...]

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    SERAP writes UN: Stop reps from passing bill that will weaken CSOs

SERAP writes UN: Stop reps from passing bill that will weaken CSOs

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked three UN special rapporteurs to pressure Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives and others national assembly leaders to withdraw a bill seeking to monitor civil society organisations (CSOs).The bill seeks to establish a commission that would monitor, supervise, de-register, and pre-approve all activities by civil society, labour, community-based organisations, [...]

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    INTERVIEW: With ground work completed, Ogoni clean-up to start soon, says minister

INTERVIEW: With ground work completed, Ogoni clean-up to start soon, says minister

On June 2, 2016, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo -- on behalf 0f President Muhammadu Buhari -- flagged off the Ogoni clean-up in Bodo, one of the most polluted regions of the Niger Delta and the entire world. Twelve months after, TheCable investigated the state of the clean-up, and found that the it is yet to take full force. In this interview with TheCable, [...]

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    UN ‘doing everything possible’ to avert food crisis in north-east

UN ‘doing everything possible’ to avert food crisis in north-east

The United Nations says it is doing everything possible to avert a further deterioration of the food scarcity by victims of Boko Haram crisis in Nigeria's north east.Farhan Haq, deputy spokesperson for the secretary-general, stated this at a press briefing on Monday in New York.The Norwegian refugee council (NRC) had warned that the food crisis in the north-east was going [...]

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    N’Korea threatens UN over sanctions on missile test-launch

N’Korea threatens UN over sanctions on missile test-launch

North Korea on Friday threatened to take “corresponding measures” if the UN security council adopts another sanctions resolution in response to its test-launch of an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) on July 4.The east-Asian country's ministry said in a statement carried by the official KCNA news agency that the ICBM test was an exercise of its legitimate right to self-defense against nuclear threat [...]

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    Elder statesman Maitama Sule dies in Cairo

Elder statesman Maitama Sule dies in Cairo

Maitama Sule, former permanent representative to the United Nations, is dead.Aliyu, one of his sons, confirmed this to TheCable on Monday.He said the elder statesman died in Cairo, capital of Egypt.The family has disclosed that Sule would be buried in Kano on Tuesday."This is to announce that the corpse of the late Maitama Sule, Danmasanin Kano is expected to arrive [...]

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    Nigeria expresses commitment to nuclear weapons-free world

Nigeria expresses commitment to nuclear weapons-free world

Nigeria has said the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) is a grave threat to the world.Speaking on Wednesday at the UN security council open debate on non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, Tijjani Bande, Nigeria’s ambassador to the United Nations, said the country is committed to a nuclear weapons-free world.He said the country regards the proliferation of weapons of [...]

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    Compel FG to probe deaths of Queen’s College students, SERAP petitions UN

Compel FG to probe deaths of Queen’s College students, SERAP petitions UN

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has petitioned the United Nations to compel the federal government to investigate the deaths of three Queen's College students.The students had lost their lives following a gastroenteritis epidemic in the school earlier in the year.TheCable had on Monday published a special investigative report on the tragedy, highlighting the corruption and gross negligence that led to its occurrence.In [...]

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    Nigeria ‘proud to have produced’ Osotimehin as UN pays glowing tribute

Nigeria ‘proud to have produced’ Osotimehin as UN pays glowing tribute

The federal government says it is proud that Babatunde Osotimehin, the late executive director of UN Population Fund (UNFPA), was a product of Nigeria.Tijjani Bande, Nigeria’s ambassador/permanent representative to the UN, stated this while delivering the tribute by the federal government at the valedictory night for Osotimehin in New York.His comment was in reaction to an ocean of glowing tributes [...]

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    Quit notice to Igbo: UN calls for tolerance, lauds widespread condemnation

Quit notice to Igbo: UN calls for tolerance, lauds widespread condemnation

The United Nations has called on different ethnic tribes and groups in Nigeria to be more tolerant to ensure unity and peace in the country.Edward Kallon, the UN resident coordinator in Nigeria, said this in reaction to an ultimatum issued by northern youth groups calling for all Igbo people to leave northern Nigeria by October 1."We have to work together [...]

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    FG ‘committed’ to prosecuting perpetrators of extrajudicial killings

FG ‘committed’ to prosecuting perpetrators of extrajudicial killings

The federal government has expressed commitment to addressing all forms of extrajudicial executions in the country.Clement Aduku, spokesperson of the foreign affairs ministry, quoted Olusola Enikanolaye, the permanent secretary, as making the commitment while speaking at UN human rights council's 35th regular session on Wednesday in Geneva.The permanent secretary said Nigeria would continue to train the police and other security agencies [...]

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    North Korea ‘fires multiple missiles’ — days after UN sanctions

North Korea ‘fires multiple missiles’ — days after UN sanctions

North Korea on Thursday fired multiple land-to-ship missiles off its east coast, South Korea's military has said.According to Aljazeera, a statement from South Korea's office of joint chiefs of staff said that the missiles were launched from the North Korean coastal city of Wonsan.It said the missiles flew about 200km."North Korea fired multiple unidentified projectiles, assumed to be surface-to-ship missiles, [...]

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    100 countries commiserate with Nigeria over death of Osotimehin

100 countries commiserate with Nigeria over death of Osotimehin

No fewer than 100 countries have condoled with Nigeria over the sudden passing away of the late executive director of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), Babatunde Osotimehin.Osotimehin died on Sunday night in New York at the age of 68.Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, Nigeria’s ambassador/permanent representative to the UN, told NAN that the messages of condolence had come in from the majority of [...]

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